ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - 5 Team India Cricket World Cup Facts

5 Team India Cricket World Cup Facts

Since the World Cup triumph in 1983, Team India has always been a force to reckon at the World Stage. They have played some fabulous cricket in all the tournaments and when the current players take on the field against South Africa for their first match in ICC World Cup 2019 they will be keen to put in their best performance and make Team India World Champions. Some players have shown shone bright at the world stage and left their mark on everybody’s mind. Here are some fascinating facts about Indian Team at the World Cup:

• Most Wickets

The Highest wicket takers for India have been Zaheer Khan and Javagal Srinath. Both of them have taken 44 wickets at the World Cup in 23 and 34 matches respectively. Zaheer’s skilful swing bowling was one of the reason India became World Champions in 2011. He took 21 wickets to help Team India lift the cup.

5 Team India Cricket World Cup Facts

Zaheer was India’s go to bowler in World Cup 2011. His reverse swinging yorkers were unplayable at the death overs. He always kept his focus during the last over of opponent’s innings and bowled with perfect accuracy.

• Best Bowling Figure

Ashish Nehra’s 6-23 against England at Durban in World Cup 2003 is the best figure for any Indian at the World Cup. His fiery spell broke the back of England’s batting line-up by taking wickets of Vaughan, Hussain, Stewart and Collingwood and reduced England to 93-6. His bowling spell till date is regarded as the best seam bowling spell at World Cup by any Indian.

5 Team India Cricket World Cup Facts

• Most Runs

Sachin Tendulkar is the highest run getter at the World Cup, not only for Team India but highest in the World Cup History. He has scored 2278 runs in 45 matches far ahead of second placed Ricky Ponting (1743 runs). He had scored 673 runs at 2003 World Cup which is most for any player in any single addition of World Cup.

5 Team India Cricket World Cup Facts

• Highest Score& Best Partnership

183 runs scored by Sourav Ganguly in 1999 is the highest individual score for any Indian at the World Cup. He achieved this feat against Sri Lanka at Taunton in England. Dada along with Dravid (145 runs) propelled India’s score to 373 – 6 in their quota of 50 overs. Their partnership of 318 is still the highest partnership for Team India in an edition of World Cup.

5 Team India Cricket World Cup Facts

Ganguly spent a total time of 210 minutes and Dravid spent 179 minutes on the field while batting and ran many singles and doubles during their stay. Batting for so long is not easy as many batsmen get cramps and have to tackle fatigue. In such situation, keeping oneself hydrated is very important.

• Most Catches

MS Dhoni has taken the most catches at the World Cup for India. He has taken 27 Catches till now and has a glorious chance to further enhance his record. As a non-wicketkeeper Anil Kumble holds the record of taking most catches (15).

5 Team India Cricket World Cup Facts

It is often said that records are meant to be broken and when Team India plays its first match at ICC World Cup 2019, many players would like to have their names on the record - list. All of them will perform their best to showcase their ability and skills.

ICC World Cup 2019 will be played on the flat pitches of England and teams will have to around 350 runs to stand a chance to defend the total. This will require the batsmen to score boundaries frequently and go berserk in the death overs. They will require to build strong muscles to clear the fence with ease. Building great muscle strength is aided by Fast&Up BCAA which have a beneficial effect on muscle endurance and performance as they help to stimulate protein synthesis in muscles while you train and compete.To build muscle strength click here.


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Neel Visaria

-Expert and Writer

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